MONTREAL — Calgary’s Pigeonhole restaurant took the top spot on EnRoute magazine’s 2015 Best New Restaurants list.
“This fun, exciting, genre-bending restaurant anchored to a Victorian sense of refinement is a well-earned coronation for Justin Leboe,” the profile reads, describing “dainty small plates speak a futuristic culinary Esperanto that allows southeast Asian street cooking and polished European tavern fare to understand each other.”
Port City Royal in Saint John, N.B., earned the number-2 spot, followed by Pilgrimme in Galiano Island, B.C.; Dailo in Toronto; Bar Raval in Toronto; Annalena in Vancouver, which was also named the People’s Choice winner; Adelaide Oyster House, St. John’s; Yasu, Toronto; Enoteca, Winnipeg; and Soif, Gatineau, Que. Anton Potvin at Dailo, was named sommelier of the year.